40 East Dover Street
Location: Avalon Theatre, 40 East Dover Street Easton, MD, 21601 Phone: 410-822-7299Fax: 410-820-5224 Email: email@example.com 380 seat performing arts
Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn Sunday, March 14, 2021 Doors: 6:30 p.m.; Show: 7 p.m. Avalon Theatre $60 Easton, MD
*This is the rescheduled date from the original date of April 26, 2020.
Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, “the king and queen of the banjo” (Paste Magazine), have a musical partnership like no other. The two met at a square dance, began collaborating musically, and eventually fell in love.
Fleck is a fifteen-time Grammy Award winner who has taken the instrument across multiple genres; Washburn is a singer-songwriter and clawhammer banjo player who re-radicalized it by combining it with Far East culture and sounds. Over the years, they played together most visibly in the Sparrow Quartet alongside Ben Sollee and Casey Driessen and informally at a pickin’ party here, a benefit there, or occasionally popping up in each other’s solo shows.
Whether at home, on stage or on record, Bela and Abigail’s deep bond, combined with the way their distinct musical personalities and banjo styles interact, makes theirs a picking partnership unlike any other on the planet.